Who is Patrick Rodgers’ younger brother?
Patrick Rodgers had an extremely successful amateur career. Playing college golf at Stanford University, he won 11 titles and in fact tied the record set by Tiger Woods. In early 2014, he was the number one ranked amateur in the world, a position he held for 16 weeks.
Turning pro that year, Rodgers didn’t quite live up to the college hype, but still enjoyed a successful career. Here we get to know his experienced caddie, Shane Joel.
While it’s unclear when Rodgers and Joel first started working together, we believe it was around early 2022, with the experienced caddy previously working with the likes of Mark O’Meara.
Joel’s good work with O’Meara was such that the Aussie was actually linked with Tiger Woods. It came after the 15-time Major winner fired longtime caddy Steve Williams.
Speaking in 2011, O’Meara, Woods’ friend, made Joel’s recommendation, with Woods saying, “There’s no one I’m committed to. Mark was kind enough to tell me about it and told me that Shane is available if I want him. But going to this major championship, I focus on that. After this event, I’m going to sit down and really watch it, hopefully make the playoffs.
A student at South Brisbane University, Joel holds a handicap of 4, the Aussie playing cricket when he was growing up. In addition to caddying for O’Meara, he notes his highlights as a caddy for major LPGA and Champions Tour winners.